Pedal the Cause

I'm: Walk/Ride 10 miles

Team: Team Keeley

ID: 149454

Lifetime total: $2,730.00


I am riding In Memory of Melba and Bob Dezort, Emma Engelke, Fr Vowels, Emma Finke.

I am riding In Honor of Matt Grzesiowski.

WHY I'M INSPIRED

I am inspired to participate in this wonderful fundraiser this year because cancer affects so many families. We all know someone who is battling this horrible disease or has lost their battle. I am riding this year because my husband, Matt Grzesiowski is now fighting this battle. I have watched him fight with courage and strength beginning with his surgery, then discovering he had a rare stage 3 thymic carcinoma. After that he received 4 aggressive rounds of chemotherapy, each round included 3 days of chemo treatments and 30 rounds of radiation. It was hard to see him enter the hospital alone during all of this. I couldn?t go with him due to COVID restrictions. I admire his strength, faith, and optimism. I know we have come a long way with cancer treatments, but we need more. Now I need to step up and do my part. That is why I decided to join my kids this year to walk/ride in Pedal the Cause. I haven?t been on a regular bike for 45 years, but my son Kevin said he will help me every step of the way. This is his 2nd year participating.
I am proud to join Pedal the Cause in the fight to end cancer. Pedal the Cause is more than the region's largest cancer fundraiser. It's a way of life, a celebration, a family and a movement fueled by the courage to end cancer.

Please support my efforts by donating to my fundraiser, and give with confidence knowing that 100% of your donation will fund lifesaving cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children's Hospital.


MY PTC HISTORY

2020